Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Raise Awareness for
METHUEN — Mayor Stephen N. Zanni and Police Chief Joseph Solomon announce that the Methuen Police Department is taking part in several initiatives to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the month of October, Methuen Police will be wearing pink badges as part of their uniform and showcasing their Cruiser of Hope, as they have in years past, to raise awareness for breast cancer research. This year, Methuen police officers will also be donning special pins featuring a pink ribbon and Methuen Police badge, designed by the department themselves.
The Cruiser of Hope, or just “Hope,” as the officers call her, was officially put on the road in May of last year to serve as a symbol for the Methuen Police to show their support for those fighting against breast cancer, and to recognize the many survivors who serve as an inspiration to others. “Hope” was on display during the Methuen Open House last weekend for residents to look inside and take pictures with.
“Most people have been or know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer,” Mayor Zanni said. “I am proud of our police department for consistently finding new ways to show their support for those who are fighting against this disease.”
“We are honored to add another piece to our uniforms to raise awareness for breast cancer research,” Chief Solomon said. “So many people’s lives have been impacted by this terrible disease and we hope that we can show our support through these small gestures.”
This is the third consecutive year that Methuen Police have worn their pink badges.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.:
- One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Each year, it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die.